Chelsea Star Speaks on Dumping the Blues After the 2022 World Cup

Chelsea Star Speaks on Dumping the Blues After the 2022 World Cup

  • Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech looks set to depart the club ahead of the January transfer window
  • Ziyech was on the verge of quitting the Blues in the summer after struggling for game time under Thomas Tuchel
  • However, the transfer did not materialise, with the Morocco international forced to remain at Stamford Bridge
  • Ziyech, who is currently on World Cup duty with Morocco, has started just two games for the Blues this season

Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has addressed rumours he could dump the Blues ahead of the January transfer window.

Ziyech has endured a tumultuous spell with the west London club in recent months, with the Moroccan seeing game time hard to come by.

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Hakim Ziyech appeals to the referee during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Morocco and Croatia at Al Bayt Stadium. Photo by Visionhaus.
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The 29-year-old has started just two games for Chelsea this season, with the arrival of Graham Potter hardly impacting his fortunes at Stamford Bridge.

The former Ajax star was heavily linked with a move away in the summer, but a transfer switch did not materialise.

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AC Milan, Tottenham, and Manchester United were all reportedly interested in the midfielder then, with a return to Ajax also mooted.

And when asked what the future held for him at Chelsea, Ziyech, who is currently with Morocco for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, refused to rule out a move away in January.

"It’s hard to say, difficult to say," Ziyech told NOS when asked if he would move back to the Eredivisie in the January window.
"We don’t know what will happen in the winter. It’s football, so it’s difficult to say," the Morocco international added via Metro UK.

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Rabiot's contract with the Serie A giants is set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, but he is free to have negotiations with foreign clubs in January.

The French star came close to departing Turin in the summer after Juve and Man United agreed to a transfer deal for his services.

However, the move failed to materialise after the Red Devils failed to agree personal terms with the Juve midfielder.